The ultimate purpose that drives the ThinkMOVE program is an unwavering desire to help people reclaim their health from the conventional way of working and living, which is primarily sedentary.
Many silver bullet solutions have been offered to solve the sedentary problem. Things such as sitting on Pilates balls all day or standing desks but what is needed is a comprehensive system of movement. Kelly Starrett, Doctor of Physiotherapy, coined the phrase, “Motion is Lotion”, which means the practice of proper mechanics of movement can help prevent and even resolve injury and pain. Movement is the key to proper maintenance of the body as well.
The body is built for movement; not to be in any fixed position for extended periods of time regardless of whether that’s in a chair, standing up or on a ball. However, we have engineered physical activity out of daily lives to the point where the average Canadian sits 9.5 hours a day! ThinkMOVE has been engineered to put physical movement and exercise back into our daily lives while taking into account the reality of our daily work and lives.
Meet Tim Sitt
Hi, I’m Tim Sitt, that’s right ‘Sitt”. Crazy to think that after everything I’ve learned about health as a Personal Trainer and then later as a Child and Family therapist, sitting would be the thing that knocked me down… literally.
I aim to help mature adults who have worked in offices long enough to feel the effects that sitting has on their bodies. By ‘mature’ I mean people who are less concerned with external markers of health like six-pack abs and who don’t care so much what people think of them. Instead I work really well with people who have been there done that and are focused on transforming their health for the long term. At any level of a company, these are men and women who are experiencing back pain, weight gain, fatigue, soreness, and low mood which are all associated with a sedentary lifestyle. They want to feel better and more comfortable in their own bodies, to feel more confident in themselves, and to be in a positive relationship with themselves.
I help people who are overwhelmed by the stress and demands of their day and struggle to find time to do things that are positive for their health. I work best with people who have tried many approaches and understand themselves well enough to know that change cannot happen without first taking personal responsibility for the change.
I guide people to create health in every moment in their lives by sharing an approach that guides them step by step so that they incorporate doable, actionable practices of movement into their everyday lives.
This approach helps people feel more energized, confident and connected while also feeling productive and balanced throughout the workday.
I am on a mission to share the ThinkMOVE approach that brings movement into our everyday lives and elevates health and happiness along the way.
I’ve worked in the health and fitness industry as Personal Trainer, competed as a bodybuilder, and have been involved with sports and martial arts throughout my entire life. I’ve helped clients lose weight, run 10ks, reduce risk markers for heart disease and diabetes, add muscle mass, and enjoy exercise.
I’ve worked in the mental health field supporting individuals, couples and families with transformational changes that relate to their individual mental health, their relationships and their careers. I’ve guided clients to a deeper connection with themselves and with others by helping them learn to ground themselves more within their bodies and to communicate what they need openly and honestly with themselves first and then with others second.
I’ve combined my experiences in physical health and mental health to create the ThinkMOVE program. I’ve had the opportunity to publish a book on the topic of addressing the sitting habit by Self-Counsel Press. The book and our programs covers not just what-to-do, but how-to, why-to, where-to, when-to, and who to do it with (i.e., the social and cultural side of moving at the office.)
I’ve gone through the process of creating a method that helps you add health and movement into any moment of your day and address internal and external barriers and feel empowered along the way.
When I’m not helping people move towards health, I really love to get out of the city into nature with my wife or dear friends for long hikes.
I also love to dance and have become particularly fond of 5Rhythms which is a balance of meditation and movement.
One fun & funny fact about me is I love wearing superhero pajamas. Here’s a picture of my winter outfit as Optimus Prime:
If you’re interested in learning more about how we can work together, check out the free five-day sample of the ThinkMOVE program. You’ll get a sense of what the online coaching looks and feels like as well as the method of incorporating movement into you day.
If you have questions or comments, you can write to me here.
MOVE: an origin story
I’ve always considered myself a relatively healthy guy-until I hurt my back. How can a former body builder and personal trainer complain of back pain and not find healing in chiropractors and physiotherapists? The answer is embedded in our culture of sitting. Our bodies are cramped while sitting for 10+ hours a day, so of course our bodies suffer from soreness and stiffness. See the video below to learn more about how I created an innovative program to easily incorporate movement throughout your day so that you can free your body and mind from the unhealthy position of sitting.